Therfield Heath is a special place, Common Land, Local Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
We want everyone to enjoy it.
People value the Heath for many reasons, to enable everyone to enjoy their visit we have to have Rules or Bye Laws. These are displayed at most of the entrances to the Heath. There are as few as possible to try to make everyone’s visit safe and enjoyable.
One of the main users of the Heath Is Royston Golf Club.
Having a golf course on the common land means large areas are maintained to a high standard.
So that golfers can enjoy their game non-players are asked to be aware that golf balls can hurt and to try avoid the tees, greens and closely mown grass areas.
For much of the year you will find sheep grazing on the Heath.
Sheep have grazed the Heath for centuries and is the reason the way the Heath looks as it does today. It is important that dog owners keep their dogs on leads when walking close to sheep. Allowing the sheep to safely graze means the Heath will remain special, rare plants will continue to grow and endangered birds will continue to nest on the Heath.
Racehorses have run on the Heath since men first raced horses.
Races no longer take place but horses are being trained here. Please avoid the gallops when horses are training. Galloping horses don’t mix with people and dogs.
With a little thought and consideration – everyone can enjoy the Heath.
We are curently moving the main Web Site of the Heath at
to this web address. Thank you for your patience.